Charlotte, North Carolina
May 7, 2004
I headed to the Burke-Gillman Trail. It runs for 27 miles around the city. I went through the University of Washington and several interesting neighborhoods. There was a flat paved path, with dirt path option on the side. The strong smell of flowers and trees was very nice. The flowers were in full bloom and were very beautiful. Other sections provided a very nice view of the water. If you went far enough you really got to see a lot of different parts of the city.
If you want some hills, head up into some of the neighborhoods to break up the flats. Some of the homes are very unique and I enjoyed checking them out.
Considering how nice the path was, it was relatively uncrowded. A few people were walking their dog, jogging, roller blading, and biking.
All things considered, I enjoyed the ride very much. It wasn’t overly exciting, but it was perfect very a leisurely ride around the city (or a good workout if you put some effort into it). It was a really nice way to get a feel for the city.
From journal A quick stop in Seattle